trn/irs league win

Nick Walker

New Zealand has romped into the Rugby League World Cup semi finals with a 40-4 demolition of Scotland in Leeds.

The Kiwis led 26-nil at half time, before running out victors eight tries to one.

Man of the match Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Bryson Goodwin both scored doubles, while Jesse Bromwich, Frank Pritchard, Shaun Johnson and Manu Vatuvei also crossed.

Tuivasa-Scheck is the equal-top try scorer in the tournament with six, but is deflecting the praise.

"It all comes off our big boys in the front and off my centre Dean Whare setting me up and all that."

New Zealand will play the winner of England and France for a place in the final.